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What To Bet On During Coronavirus Shutdown?
This spring, with the coronavirus outbreak shutting down all major North American sports, US bettors are left scrambling to find a place to play their wagers. But they are not without options.
Place your bets on UFC 249 fights
The UFC insists that it will maintain its live cards of mixed martial arts, even if they’re contested in empty stadiums. Dana White, head of the promotion, indicated he wants to go ahead with cards but postponed three of them this week.
UFC 249 is still slated for April 18th, although the planned location, the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, NY, is not available. White is seeking to find a new site for the card. It’s headlined by a world lightweight title bout between unbeaten champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Fergsuon. New Jersey bettors can get favorite odds of -250 on Nurmagomedov at Bet365. Ferguson offers an underdog betting line of +200.
Australian Rules Football betting is shutting down
American bettors were quickly becoming acquainted with Australian Rules Football. The season just began last week and DraftKings was offering spread, moneyline and total wagering on all games. However, that all changed March 22. AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan announced the league was shutting down until May 31 due to the coronavirus.
What about Australian rugby?
Australian rugby league remains in action, as are soccer leagues in countries like Belarus, Germany and Australia. You can bet on the games inNJ, Indiana and Pennsylvania via available betting apps.
Bettors who’d prefer to stick to the sports they are more well-versed in aren’t out in the cold but they’ll need patience before they’ll get the chance to cash a winning ticket.